The Back Country (Music)
With Jeff Corbin
Sat Oct 19th 2013 3.00pm–5.00pm
Time zone: central
The Stanley Brothers “Somebody Loves You” from Brown County Jamboree (self 2004) —This was the last complete show of The Stanley Brothers on October 16, 1966 at Bill Monroe's place in Bean Blossom. At the next Stanley Brothers show in Hazel Green, KY Carter fell ill and left the stage after a few songs. He was dead seven weeks later.Buy it!
Lefty Frizzell “I Never Go Around Mirrors” from Life's Like Poetry, Volume 9 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 1992) —Recorded for Columbia in 1973, late in Lefty's career. He shares co-writing credit with Sanger Shafer on this one.Buy it!
Leona Williams “He's Just on My Mind Again” from New Patches (Heart of Texas Records 2008) —Congratulations to Leona Williams as her hometown of Vienna, MO dedicates a stretch of Highway 63 tomorrow as the Leona Williams Highway. She and her son, Ron, will perform at the school gymnasium later in a benefit for the school library.Buy it!
Maddox Brothers And Rose “You've Been Talking in Your Sleep” from Maddox Brothers And Rose 1946-1951 Vol 2 (Arhoolie Records) —The first of two tracks to feature the great Roy Nichols on the electric guitar.Buy it!
Merle Haggard And The Strangers “Stealin' Corn” from The Hit Albums: Okie from Muskogee/The Fighting Side of Me (CAPITOL 1995) —Originally on The Fighting Side of Me from 1970, a live recording from one of Carleton Haney's shows.Buy it!
Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys “Corinne, Corinna” from San Antonio Rose, Volume 5 (Bear Family www.bear-family.de 2000) —Originally recorded in 1940 for the Columbia label. This old standard was first recorded in 1926 by Bo Carter and several hundred recordings have been made of it.Buy it!
Patsy Cline “Sweet Dreams” from The Patsy Cline Collection (MCA 1991) —A Don Gibson classic that Patsy made famous 50 years ago in 1963 for Decca. The full Owen Bradley treatment is evident here from the beginning with the cascading strings sound.Buy it!
Dwight Yoakum “Streets of Bakersfield” from Live from Austin, TX (New West www.newwest.com 2005) —Joined here by Buck Owens and Flaco Jiminez as they did for Homer Joy's classic song when Dwight recorded the studio version in the same year. From an Austin City Limits show 25 years ago on October 23, 1988Buy it!
The Carper Family “Foolish Ramblin' Man” from Old-Fashioned Gal (self released 2013) —Congratulations to The Carper Family, who will be guests on Prairie Home Companion on November 16th. Hard-earned and well-deserved recognition for these great gals. What's it take for a gal to get a table, I mean LABEL around here?!?!Buy it!
Bill Kirchen “Truck Stop at the End of the World” from Seeds and Stems (Proper 2013) N —Bill also plays electric guitar on that Carper Family cut we just heard. Bill is at Off Broadway on Thursday, November 14th for a 7PM show.Buy it!
James King “Old Five and Dimers” from Three Chords and The Truth (Rounder Records www.rounderrecords.com 2013) N —A nice new album by the storytelling King, as the title provides Harlan Howard's definition of country music and King gives us his take on some classics of that genre.Buy it!
Charlie Haden “Seven Year Blues” from Rambling Boy (Decca 2008) —A Louvin Brothers song, featuring Charlie's triplet daughters doing the vocal. Haden is a world class jazz bassist who grew up in Iowa and was part of a family country and gospel band on the radio and live.Buy it!
Carolina Chocolate Drops “Wayward Gal” from Heritage (Dixiefrog 2008) —An import that features some recordings from their first album and several additional tracks. This one is a blues cum blue yodel.Buy it!
George Jones “White Lightning” from Cup of Loneliness: The Classic Mercury Years, Volume 1 (Polygram 1994) —Jones recorded this days after his lifelong friend, J.P. Richardson, died in that fateful crash in an Iowa cornfield. Jones was drunk and they did 80 takes, with Buddy Killen blistering his fingers and threatening Jones with bodily harm. His first #1.Buy it!
John Anderson featuring Buck Reid “That's All It Took” from The Big E: A Salute to Steel Guitarist Buddy Emmons (Warner 2013) N —John Anderson is at the Benton Civic Center in Benton, IL next Friday, October 25th. Southern Illinois' own Mandy Heinemann opens the 7:30 show.Buy it!
Jimmy Bryant “Georgia Boogie (outro)” from Frettin' Fingers: The Lightning Guitar of Jimmy Bryant (Sundazed 1995)Buy it!